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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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by Yau, John
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A lecture delivered by John Yau, June 27, 2002 for the Summer Writing Program at Naropa. Yau's lecture could be titled, How to Look at Art since 1945. In it he explores first Marcel Duchamp and the way in which contemporary art sprouted from his work in two directions: Hermetic and Legible and by extention explores Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Then back to Pollack and Wallace Berman, then from there, Yau extends further and brings us into a discussion of contemporary artists such as David...
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei Mei; Guest, Barbara; Waldman, Anne
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A Barbara Guest Tribute with Barbara Guest and Anne Waldman. The tribute includes Waldman discussing Guest's titles, Guest's biography on HD, and a reading. Guest continues a discussion on what a poem is, followed by a reading and comments on erasure, hauntedness, physicallity, and destructiveness, a discussion on ego, availability of information, and "experimental" being gone from Naropa.
Topics: Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Barbara Guest, Anne Waldman
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by Waldman, Anne
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A class given by Anne Waldman on the work of Gertrude Stein. Waldman gives background on herself, Stein, and the various artists and cultural influences on Stein's context of twentieth century France.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on writing poetry. He begins by referring to William Carlos Williams's exhortation, "No ideas but in things," comparing it to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's statement that "Things are symbols of themselves." He reads from Shakespeare's poetry to illustrate his point. During the lecture, Ginsberg also touches on Haiku, Kerouac, and other topics. (Continued from 84P022)
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by Snyder, Gary
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This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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by Whalen, Philip
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First half of Class 3 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen first discusses a poem by Lew Welch, his methods, and the intricacies of lichen. Much of the remaining portion of the lecture is devoted to Hart Crane's "A Pastoral." Whalen also touches on the work of Alan Watts, T. S. Eliot, William Blake, Robert Graves, and Virginia Woolf. (Continues on 80p097.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," Ginsberg's "A Manifesto," and diPrima's "Loba." (Continues on 74p009.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, feminist poetry, incantation, protest poetry, political poetry
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Second half of an interview and performance by John Cage. Including a performance of "Empty words" with audience participation. (Continued from A002A)
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by Acker, Kathy; Brownstein, Michael
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First half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Brownstein reads a selection of poems, including "Paris Visitation," "Distance Between People," and "Breakdown On Broadway." Kathy Acker selections include "Sex Show." (Continues on 79P097)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The fourth in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Old English poetry stressing this time the alliterative aspects of the verse. Also included is Old Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse such as Beowulf and Sir Gwain and the Green Knight then shifts into The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (who in this 100 pg. poem uses Old English meter and Anglo-Saxon alliteration) to draw a fine juxtaposition in the evolution and...
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Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's, discussing William S. Burroughs's book Junky and his first meeting with Herman Hunke. Ginsbergs discusses passages from the book, including teaheads (page 17), informers (page 47), fags (page 72), the Rio Grande Valley (page 105) and interzone prototypes (page 111). Part 2 of a 20 part series.
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Second half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg talks about the songs of the poet William Blake. He sings to the class accompanied with his harmonium, performing several selections from Blake's "Songs of innocence" and "Songs of experience." (Continued from 75P013)
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Andy Clausen gives lecture on Vladimir MAyakovski. He begins by giving some historical information about his life and the events occuring in the USSR at this time. He reads Myakovski's "And yet," sections of "The clouded trousers" and "Order Number 2" aloud. This tape ends with the beginning of "La Parisian" being read aloud. Related tape 80P133. This is class 1 of 2.
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by Kyger, Joanne
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This is the second class in a series given by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger looks heavily into Native American storytelling and poetry, focusing mainly on the plethora of Coyote Stories that are told in many different traditions, including here the Achomawi and Okanagan, and also on the works of native poets Jaime de Angulo and Simon Ortiz. This is class 1 of 12.
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Second half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses rhythm, poetry and rhyme. The workshop ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 82P316B)
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by Waldman, Anne
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This first class of Waldman's graduate Gertrude Stein seminar centers on Stein's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. The class discusses their reading of the text in-depth and Waldman lectures on Stein's earlier life, her teachers, brother and her relationship with Alice B. Toklas.
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams's poems: "Thursday," "To Elsie," "Horned Purple," and "The Term." This class also covers the importance of Williams to Robert Creeley and Williams's translations from Chinese. (Continues on 76p051, currently not available.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature,...
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by Dawson, Fielding
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Fielding Dawson continues his fiction workshop at the Naropa Institute, discussing the usefulness and dangers of ambition, and presenting tips for writing a novel. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Brownstein, Michael
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Second half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on Gregory Corso, Ed Sanders, cut-ups, underground science,Timothy Leary, General Electric light bulbs, IBM, and imagery. (Continued from 77p035.)
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Allen Ginsberg class on 19h Century Poetry. This class begins with a class organizing and distribution of papers and handouts. The discussion begins with background and catchup regarding Blake's 6th book and leads into the lecture for the day which is a line by line breakdown and discussion of Blake's 7th book. The material is read with detail and explanantion of symbology with some comparison to Shelley's "Triumph of Life." This class also incorporates a discussion about the Four...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume,"...
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Allen Ginsberg class on steps of revising autobiographical poems. The class includes readings of Hart Crane and Percy Shelley and discussions about Gregory Corso, Basil Bunting, and Ezra Pound. The class also includes discussions and reviews of student work.
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Topics: New American Poetry, modernist poetry, romantic poetry, autobiography, beat movement, objectivist
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Allen Ginsberg class on poetry.with topics including the poetry of Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Hart Crane, and Charles Reznikoff, and the role of consciousness and the senses in modernism.
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Topics: New American Poetry, modernism, beat movement, consciousness and literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg talks about writing techniques. At the beginning of the workshop, he describes the Naropa custom of bowing to begin an event. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Rothenberg, Jerome
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Second half of an Allen Ginsberg and Jerome Rothenberg class on the voice. They introduce a variety of voice recordings, including poetry in multiple languages, sound poetry, and chanting. They also discuss theories on voice, and the effects of high frequencies as theorized by Antonin Artaud. Ginsberg and Rothenberg comment on the importance of each recording, its place in history, and perform other selected works. (Continued from 85P020)
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by Waldman, Anne
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This tape is of a Gertrude Stein Marathon reading. It is the second of two tapes that includes Naropa students and faculty performing poems and a play by Stein. Performed works include "Short Sentances," "History Slowly", "As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story," and Making of Americans."(89P099)
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by Brown, Lee Ann; Jarnot, Lisa; Mayer, Bernadette
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First half of a reading with Lisa Jarnot, Lee Ann Brown and Bernadette Mayer. Jarnot reads "Ode," "Hockey night in Canada," "Poem," "On the lawn chair," "O life force," "From Carlyle," "Suddenly last summer," "Lake of fire," "Brooklyn anchorage," "Past noon," "Poem beginning with a line from Frank Lima," "The song between: After Philip Lamentia." Brown sings Helen Adam's...
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by Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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A Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on the role of the poet in interpreting archaeology, anthropology, and human pre-history. He encourages poets to get involved in learning about these fields and taking on the task of interpreting the evidence, since scientists are reluctant to draw conclusions about the past. Wilson believes that we should move beyond interdisciplinary studies to what he calls "anti-categorization." During the course of the lecture he outlines some of his own ideas about...
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by Smith, Harry
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Harry Smith describes two Native American ceremonies he witnessed in the early 1940's in the Pacific Northwest. Interspersed with his account of the ceremonies, he discusses tangentially various related topics, including Native American health before the European invasion, Native American sign language, the migration of symbols, misogyny in anthropological accounts of Native American peoples, creation myths, and cosmology.
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Topics: spirituality and literature, mysticism
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by Coolidge, Clark
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A Clark Coolidge lecture about jazz, including a discussion about his musical background accompanied by recordings of old jazz records.
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Topics: Jazz, New American Poetry, music and literature, Language School
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by Hawkins, Bobbie Louise
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In the class, Hawkins takes an interdisciplinary approach to the pedagogy of writing by exposing the students to a variety of writings both fictive and crititcal following the motto that 'education is teaching someone how to learn for the rest of their lives.' The discussion includes William James and experience, Colette and autobiographical writing, and reading selections from Colette's Earthly paradise. The class ends with a free-ranging conversation among the class participants. This is...
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Second half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac and discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on meeting Kerouac and their ensuing relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer, and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. (Continued from...
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A class in a series by Anne Waldman, "Poet as Shaman," part 10. Class topics include Michael McClure's "Ghost Tantras," Buddhism in the Kerouac School, and Hugo Ball.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetry. This class begins with AG talking about the change in writing as time and technology progressed with repsect to voyage writing and travel accounts. He reads from Carpenter's "The secret of time and satan" and then there is a digressive conversation about meditation and being mindful and the San Franscisco New School. Then the class reads Dunan's "The lightfoot hears you and the darkness begins" and there is talk about the...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 22, 1980. Ginsberg spends the class reading and discussing the work of various poets throughout the ages who have dealt with the Sapphic form, from the ancient Greeks to Ezra Pound. Included are a number of different translations of works by Catullus. Ginsberg also plays recordings of Ed Sanders reciting poems by Sappho and Blake. This is class 31 of 33.
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by Corso, Gregory; Ginsberg, Allen
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A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Gregory Corso helps teach the class. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Hood are discussed extensively. The class reads from Shelley, and Ginsberg recites Shelley's "Ode to the west wind."
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a performance of music and poetry by Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, and Allen Ginsberg. Waldman performs "Bardo corridor" and other poems. Ginsberg and Taylor sing "Infant joy" and "The Tiger" by William Blake. Ginsberg reads and sings his own work, including "Spot anger" and many others. (Continued from 88P017)
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by Moore, Thurston
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Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around,...
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by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Taylor, Steven; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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A Peter Lamborn Wilson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading with Wilson discussing Harry Smith in a talk he calls, "Praying in darkness." Wilson also discusses Chinese shamanism. Ferlinghetti reads with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. They perform "The greedy blues" and "The breeding blues," followed by a series of poems. The reading ends with "Are there not still fireflies" and "Rivers of light."
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by Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 4. Waldman discusses ways traditional religions and cultures have transformed in order to survive, and what happens when surviving symbols become empty. The class aslo discusses the social functions of dreams. (Series continues on 79P034)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is the second portion of a class on Autobiographical Poetry/Writing. The class begins with Allen Ginsberg (AG) talking about the upcoming protest at Rocky Flats and there is much discussion about logistics. The class then reads from Reznikoff's Volume I and students begin sharing their material. Intermitently during the student readins, Allen provides feedback and gives concrete examples from their respective works on how to condense and improve the immediacy of the writing. Allen then...
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by Adam, Helen
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Helen Adam class focusing on the appeal of narrative verse. Topics include the works of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Thompson, Allen Ginsberg and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a list of the great narrative poems and discussions of aspects of witchcraft and the darkness of Scottish border ballads.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka. He discusses Langston Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance, Negritude, indigenisme and black modernism. He covers Hughes's life and writings including "Red haired baby," "Montage of a dream defined," and his translations. Baraka also talks about Haitian indigenisme poets, negritude poets Leon Damas and Aime Cesaire, including Cesaire's "Notes on return to my native land." (Continued on 84P006)
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman concludes her first class on Troilus and Cressida, giving a writing assignment based on the play and playing audio recordings of scenes from the play. (Continued from 80P139). This is class 2 of 4.
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A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the poets Guillaume Apollinaire, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Federico Garcia Lorca. The New York School poet Frank O'Hara is also briefly discussed. Ginsberg reads a selection of poems from the their works, followed by a class discussion. (Continued from 75P017)
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne; Whalen, Philip
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Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg read poetry at the Naropa Institute. Whalen reads "The 20th of July 1958," "Denunciation," "Hymnus ad patrum," "Something nice about myself," "Manifesto 1959," "Awake a moment," "Late afternoon," "The great beyond Denver," "Theophany," and others. Ginsberg reads "Cyanide water in Pittsburgh," "Reading the newspapers can drive you mad," "Freedom of...
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First half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Ginsberg focuses on meter and measure in English poetry, specifically with the work of the poets Thomas Campion and William Shakespeare. Ginsberg also gives his personal history with the use of measure and meter in his own poetry. (Continues on 75P008B)
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by Smith, Harry
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A class with Harry Smith showing a movie and commenting on it.
Topics: mysticism, consciousness
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A reading by Jim Carroll, includes musical perfomances with accompaniment by Steven Taylor, of the Fugs, at the Boulder Museum of Contempary Art (BMoCA). The performance includes Carroll's "Facts," "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain," "Train Surfing" and "People Who Died."
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Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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by Whalen, Philip
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First half of Class 7 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Hart Crane's poem "For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen." (Continues on 80p104.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, American modernist poetry, symbolism
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by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Ginsberg, Allen; Zamora, Daisy
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Daisy Zamora and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read original poetry, Allen Ginsberg reads poems by Nicanor Parra. Zamora's poems also read in English included, "Death's Makeup," and "What Hands in my Hands."
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by Whalen, Philip
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Philip Whalen talking about Writers on writing. He opens by reading "the art of fiction" by Henry James and then "composition as explanation" by Gertrude Stein. He offers commentary during these readings intermittently. He then talks about time, relativity and his writing process. As he continues, he begins to mention specific writers and their writing and how they were influenced or how they influenced him. He speaks of Virginia Wolfe, Rilke, Faulkner, "The Sound and...
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by Whalen, Philip
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A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen at the Naropa Institute August 8, 1980. Whalen continues his lecture and discussion into Shakespeare's play Pericles. Whalen opens the class us for discussion. This is part 2 of 3.
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 5 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Lew Welch's poem "Wobbly Rock" with specific reference to letters to and from Welch and a lecture by Welch in "How I Work as a Poet." (Continued from 80p098.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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by Brownstein, Michael
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First half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on William Blake, Fascism, autocrats, and current politics. (Continued on 77p036.)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burrough lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continued from 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Hollo, Anselm
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This is a recording of a class taught by Anselm Hollo on hermeticism. He dialigues with the class about such aspects of hermeticism as exile, language, archetype, religion, and specific writers who have hermetic traits. Hollo also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist concepts. In this tape the students read a piece of their poetry for the class to workshop aloud.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is the 17th session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at the Naropa Institute. In this class, Ginsberg reads and discusses a number of songs by Shakespeare. During the last part of the class the students recite spontaneous poems. This is class 17 of 33.
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Second half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the poets William Carlos Williams, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac. He includes several personal anecdotes about the poets and reads selections from their works. A class discussion follows. (Continued from 75P020A)
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Literary History of the Beat Generation, Class #13, taught by Allen Ginsberg. Topics covered: Kerouac's sketching in "Book of Dreams" and "Visions of Cody."
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A SWP faculty reading including Elizabeth Robinson, Kenneth Irby and Robin Blaser held at Naropa University June 14, 2003. Elizabeth Robinson reads poetry followed by Kenneth Irby reading poetry. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Dawson, Fielding
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Fielding Dawson presents a fiction workshop at Naropa Institute. Dawson discusses publishing contracts, the life and work of Henry Fielding, formulaic and artistic novels, and the importance of recognizing one's limitations and writing within them, among other topics. Thisis part 1 of 2.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
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by Kyger, Joanne
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Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.
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by Rakosi, Carl
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Carl Rakosi reads and comments on an interview done with him for Conjunctions magazine, in which he discusses Zukofsky's editorship of Poetry Magazine; "Objectivism" as a term, a group, and a poetics; Rakosi's trouble writing and making a living; and other topics.
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by Vicuna, Cecilia
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Cecilia Vicuna gives a lecture on Word and Thread. She opens with a chant and then leads into a discussion of language and the various forms in which it manifests. Examples include textile, line and word. She traces the origin of many words including: polvo, order, line and nombre. There are many references to Andian Quechua culture and the quipo. The lecture closes and is followed by many students questions. July 15, 1994.
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First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B)
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by Blaser, Robin
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Robin Blaser presents another of his famously unsummarizable lectures, in which he searches with us for guides on the journey "From there to here to where: writing." "There" is Blaser's early childhood in Idaho, living in a train car and learning about syphilis from a tent chautauqua. "Here" is the hell that, as Pound said, holding his hands across his heart, is "here." "Where" is the question of where we are now, and where we are going,...
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by Bellamy, Dodie; Harryman, Carla; Swenson, Cole; Taylor, Steven
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A reading by Carla Harryman, Dodie Bellamy, Cole Swenson and Steven Taylor. Taylor reads "Aroika" and "He who passes away is loved." Bellamy reads a "Letter to Sam Delasandro from Mina Harper." Swenson reads three poems based on the work of Delacroix including "Here," "Other weddings, other ghosts" and other poems. Harryman reads "Gardener of stars" and "M."
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by Eshleman, Clayton
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A Class taught by Clayton Eshleman on the work of Cesar Vallejo. Eshleman addresses his own translations of Vallejo and the topic of translation in general as well as reading some translations.